Communicators of the Year
Back in the spring of 2019, Cory Hoyer, then director of Communications and Strategic
Marketing for Madison College — and the Public Relations Society of America-Madison’s 2015
Communicator of the Year — successfully nominated The Capital City Hues’ Jonathan
Gramling for the 2019 Communicator of the Year Award.

By the time the award was given on April 18, 2019 at the PRSA-Madison 2019 PRO Day at the
Edgewater Hotel, Hoyer was stricken with a severe illness and was not able to present the
award. Gramling vowed to wait until Hoyer was back from his illness to “accept” the award from
Hoyer.
It took approximately 21 months, but Hoyer and Gramling finally came together for Hoyer to
present the award to Gramling on January 19th. It was a moment worth waiting for.